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Jul 4, 2019 Herbert Booker
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Stamped brass cap and collar ornaments.
Topics: Heriberto Beaucaire, Army Transport Service, Commissioned Officers, Chief Petty Officer, A.T.S.,...
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Jun 24, 2019 Herbert Booker
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Gas station paper ephemera that the customer received a stamp to place into the folder of U.S. Navy ships and aircraft of World War Two. 
Topics: Tydol, Fighting Ships of the U.S.A., Heriberto Beaucaire, Herbert Booker, Stamps featuring shiops...
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Cloth and metal proficiency, qualification and trade badges of the British Army  in both world wars. This is the second part of miscellaneous insignia.
Topics: Heriberto Beaucaire, Herbert Booker, Riding Instructor, Royal Tanl Regiment, Special Air Service,...
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Feb 5, 2019 Herbert Booker
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Rank slides on epaulets.
Topics: Argylle and Sutherland Highlanders, Army Recruiting Sergeant, Black Watch, Black Watch Piper,...
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Feb 5, 2019 Herbert Booker
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Hand embroidered cloth badges worn by  Regimental Sergeant Majors.
Topics: Heriberto Beaucaire, Regimental Sergeant Major, Royal Artillery R.S.M., Bugle Major, Royal...
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Jan 19, 2019 Herbert Booker
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Silver metal and embroidered silver and gold-wire pilot's wings of WW2
Topics: General "Hap" Arnold, Air Chief Marshal Arthur T. Harris, Royal Air Force, Lieutenant...
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Jan 18, 2019 Herbert Booker
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Aviation badges were mostly in silver during the Second World War. 
Topics: Command Pilot, Senior Pilot, Pilot, Air Crew Member, Flight Nurse, Liaison Pilot, Aircraft...
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Jan 18, 2019 Herbert Booker
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Special Edition of 1 December 1944 of the National Geographic Magazine on Army Aviation Cadet Chevrons worn temporary by cadets  learning to be aviators in the Second World War. 
Topics: Corporal, Color Corporal, Sergeant, Supply Sergeant, Battalion Sergeant Major, First Sergeant,...
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White cotton backing winged shield atop anchor for Rate of Aviation Pilot, but in 1948 letter V in an open diamond worn until 1962. 
Topics: Aviation Pilot, Flying Chief, Jason Gieringer, Heriberto Beaucaire, Herbert Booker, Wing U.S....
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Nov 27, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Rates with Aviation Specialty Marks under the Eagle and above the Chevrons worn 1924-1933, 1942-1948 and from 1948 to 1962, enlisted were called "Flying Chiefs," but were not commissioned officers. The specialty marks had a U.S. Shield atop an Anchor with wingsg.
Topics: 1924-1933, 1942-1948, 1948-1962, Heriberto Beaucaire, Chief Aviation Pilot, Aviation Pilot First...
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United States Navy Copsman and other seamen and petty officers were attached to the United States Marine Corps and wore modified rates on a marine corps issued uniform in the Second World War. 
Topics: Carpenters Mate 3rd Class, Chief Hospital Apprentice, Chief Pharmacist Mates, Chief Radioman, Chief...
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Nov 13, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Front cover of a 1945 showing a C.A.P. Cadet.
Topics: Civil Air Patrol Cadet, C.A.P.C., World War Two, Second World War, WWII, WW2, Magazine, Heriberto...
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Jul 16, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Pen and India ink drawings on high quality velum paper over 40 years ago. 
Topics: U.S.Army 308th Engineers Pick & Helmet, 1984 Civil Air Patrol Olympics Patch, California Blue...
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May 18, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Cloth shoulder sleeve insignia worn by Maine and Navy pilots and by soldiers and airmen.
Topics: Squadron Patches, WWI Army Divisions and Units, World War I, First World War, The Great War, WWI,...
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May 16, 2018 Herbert Booker
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An Eisenhower jacket worn in WWII and the Korean War as well.
Topics: Eisenhower Jacket, Ike Jacket, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Korean War, Cold War
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May 12, 2018 Herbert Booker
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From the collection of the late Raymond Jerome "Jerry" Soafer. 4 July 1932 to 15 October 2016. These are medals of the former U.S.S.R.!
Topics: Jerry Soafer, Raymond Jerome Soafer, R.J.S. 4 July 1931 - 15 October 2016, Union of Soviet...
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May 9, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Nom-military insignia different enough from authorized branch and rank insignia, to not be mistaken as unauthorized issue badges. 
Topics: Costume Jewelry, Herbert Booker, World War Two, WWII, Second World War, WW2, Home Front U.S.A.
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Apr 29, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Manufacturers of costume jewelry made these pieces of patriotic examples of these Second World War relics collected by some collectors of Home Front U.S.A.
Topics: Herbert Booker, The Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Patriotic Jewelry, Insignia, Jewelry
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Apr 28, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Arms, equipment and ordnance used by the British Army in the Second World War.
Topics: Herbert Booker, World War Two, WWII, Second World War, WW2, Arms, Equipment, Ordnance
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Apr 27, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Costume patriotic jewelry worn most by female family members and friends of service women and men in the United States Armed Forces.
Topics: Home Front U.S.A., Herbert Booker, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2
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Apr 27, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Army arms, equipment and ordnance of World War Two in the British Empire, 1939 to 1945.
Topics: WWII British Army, Arms, Equipment, Ordnance, Herbert Booker, Second World War, WWII, World War...
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Apr 27, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Costume jewelry that looked something like U.S. Armed Forces issued insignia, it was forbidden to wear it if you were not qualified to do so!
Topics: Home Front U.S.A., Jewelry, United States Army Air Force, United States Navy, United States Coast...
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Apr 26, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Arms, equipment and ordnance of the British Army in the Second World War. 
Topics: WWII British Army, Arms, Equipment, Ordnance, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Herbert...
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Apr 26, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Medical kits, Medals and Hand Grenades, etc. 
Topics: Herbert Booker, WWII British Army, Arms, Equipment, Ordnance, Herbert Booker, World War Two, WWII,...
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Apr 25, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Photographs of British Army arms, equipment and ordnance. 
Topics: Herbert Booker, World War Two, WWII, Second World War, WW2, Military Arms, Military Equipment,...
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Apr 24, 2018 Herbert Booker
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War material of the British Empire in the Second World War. 
Topics: Herbert Booker, British Army, World War Two, WWII, Second World War, WW2, Arms Equipment, Ordnance
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Apr 24, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Lots of military arms, equipment and ordnance in WW2.
Topics: Herbert Booker, World War Two, WWII, Second World War, WW2, Small Arms, Mortar Rockets
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Apr 24, 2018 Herbert Booker
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Photographs war material such as revolvers, rifles, sub-machine Gunns, Mortar Rounds, etc. 
Topics: World War Two, WWII, First World War, WW2, Herbert Booker, British Army, Arms, Equipment, Ordnance,...
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Oct 16, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Japanese-Americans and African-Americans are honored with a gold coin for their service in World War Two in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific.
Topics: Japanese-American, African-American, Gold Commemorative Coin, Herbert Booker, North Africa, Europe,...
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Oct 9, 2017 Herbert Booker
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U.S. Dollars were overprinted with the name Hawaii in case the Imperial Japanese government overran the Territory of Hawaii in the Second World War.
Topics: Territory of Hawaii, Hawaiian Banknotes, Imperial Japan, World War Two, Second World War, Herbert...
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Jul 30, 2017 Herbert Booker
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A non-magnetic compass used by the United States Army in World War Two.
Topics: Azimuth, Compass, Map Reading, United States Army, Second World War, World War Two, WW2, WWII,...
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Jul 28, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Painted grey box holding chemicals, perhaps water purification in the jungles of Indo-China during the Second World War to protect the soldiers from water borne diseases? 
Topics: Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Marines, Imperial Japanese Navy, Chemical Box, Second...
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Jun 18, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Patch catalogs combined from the World War Two era in North America.
Topics: Patch King, King of Patches, Madison Square Garden, Second World War, WW2, World War Two, WWII,...
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May 30, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Uniforms and insignia of world war one and world war two.
Topics: Miscellaneous, U.S.Coast Guard, U.S.Army, U.S.Navy, Insignia, WW2, WW1, WWI, WWII, Herbert Booker
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May 30, 2017 Herbert Booker
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1943 United States Army issue female uniforms for the members of the Women's Army Corps in the Second World War. 
Topics: W.A.C., Women's Army Corps, Uniforms, Insignia, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Herbert...
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May 30, 2017 Herbert Booker
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SPARs, WACs and WAVES in the Second World War in pictures and in photographs.
Topics: WAC Hobby Hat, WAC Ring, Women's Army Corps, SPAR, WAVE, United States Navy, United States Coast...
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Although this magazine is missing many pages, there is still enough here to get an idea of  why it was necessary to draft men into the U.S. Armed Forces in the Second World War.
Topics: Conscrited, Inducted, Drafted, Military Service, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Over...
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Apr 30, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Shoulder flash worn on the upper sleeves to show which unit the wearer is attached to. 
Topics: Infantry Division Identification Schemes, Shoulder Flash, British Army, Second World War, World War...
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Apr 19, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Civilian businesses during the Second World War issued paper  ephemera like the service record book to the men and women who were serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or their reserves and auxiliaries as a way to demonstrate their patriotism on Home Front U.S.A.
Topics: United States of America, Service Record Book, Palmer National Bank, Palmer Massachusetts, Insignia...
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Apr 19, 2017 Herbert Booker
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American Women's Voluntary Services
Topics: American Women's Voluntary Services, A.W.V.S., Second World War, World War Two, WWII, WW2,...
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Mar 22, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Additional "Patch King" Patches Supplement, 1944.
Topics: Patch King, Army Patches, Air Corps Patches, Army Air Force Patches, Marine Corps Patches, Navy...
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Mar 13, 2017 Herbert Booker
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"Decorations and Medals of the World."
Topics: Decorations, Medals, Awards, Orders, Victoria Cross, Iron Cross, Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre,...
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Mar 9, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Uniform of a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Topics: World War Two, WWII, Second World War, WW2, United States Marine Corps, U.S.M.C., Semper Fidelis!,...
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Mar 1, 2017 Herbert Booker
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A community service manual for volunteer high-school students helping out in the war effort on the home front.
Topics: Community War Services, High-School Victory Corps, H.S.V.C., Herbert Booker, Second World War,...
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Feb 28, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Photographs of high-school victory corps volunteers in World War Two as well as their insignia and headgear. 
Topics: High-School, Victory Corps, High-School Victory Corps, H.S.V.C., World War Two, WWII, Second World...
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Feb 3, 2017 Herbert Booker
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A well tailored recruiting brochure for potential navy recruits in the Second World War. 1942. 
Topics: Men Make the Navy, The Navy Makes Men, Recruiting Brochure, Second World War, World War Two, United...
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Jan 23, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Shoulder sleeve insignia spiral-bound soft-cover booklet showing insignia of rank, service ribbons, decorations and insignia of the U.S. Armed Forces. Printed in 1945 in full color.
Topics: Joel & Aronoff, 137c Fifth Avenue, New York 10 New York, Soft-Cover, Spiral-Bound, Shoulder...
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Jan 22, 2017 Herbert Booker
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WW2 United States Navy poster and a Navy Rates too!
Topics: WAVES Recruiting Poster, U.S.Navy Specialty Marks Posters, Navy Enlisted Rating Poster, United...
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Jan 19, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Rates of Chief Petty Officers in the Navy of the United States plus a cellophane wrapper from about 1917. 
Topics: Aviation Rigger, Aviation Machinist's Mate, Aviation Ordnanceman, Aviation Structural Mechanic,...
This sof-cover book  stated they had over 500 illustrations - many in color for 25-cents, 30-cents in Canada. "The Most Complete Book on the Subject Ever Published. 
Topics: Branch and Rank Insignia, United States Armed Forces, United States Army, United States Army...
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This was a soft-cover spiral-bound booklet of eighty (80) pages, therefore have to scan it in three parts as there are dried mildew stamps, pen and pencil marks, etc., nothing in changed in the pictures nor the artwork. It has been restored as it would have appeared just the first time it was acquired. It was also dog-eared as it was used for reference repeatedly throughout it's life! 
Topics: Patches of the United States Armed Forces, Jack Britton & George Washington Junior, Tulsa...
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The North American G.I. liked to send souvenirs back to the home front and the loved ones as tokens of patriotism and their affection, especially to their fiances, wives, parents and grandparents as well as friends and acquaintances. 
Topics: Auckland New Zealand, Australia, Australian Imperial Forces, Bougainville, Fiji, Green Islands,...
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Jan 13, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Second World War army guidons for the 1st Special Force Service.
Topics: First Special Service Force, Army Guidons, United States Army, World War Two, Second World War,...
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Jan 12, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Patches worn by airmen in the United States Army Air Force and in the United States Army in the Second World War. 16.5 million men and women served in the United States Army Forces between 1941 to 1945. 
Topics: Army Air Forces Patches, Army Patches, Patches, m Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, Squadron Patches,...
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Jan 9, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Accordion picture post-card folder of scenes at Forth Bragg, North Carolina which is near the city of  Fayetteville. 
Topics: Cumberland County, Harnett County, Hoke County, Moore County, Fayettevilla, North Carolina, Fort...
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Jan 6, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Compliments of your J.C. Penney Store. Comic book format showing the airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers of the U.S. Armed Forces in action with their planes, ships, tanks, jeeps, etc. Also their medals and rank insignia too!
Topics: Airmen, Air Corps, Air Force, Marines, U.S.Marine Corps, U.S.M.C., Semper Fidelis!, U.S.A.A.C.,...
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Jan 1, 2017 Herbert Booker
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Second World War recruiting brochure for women to join the Women's Army Corps in 1943. 
Topics: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Women's Army Corps, W.A.C., W.A.C. Recruiting Brochure, United States...
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Dec 20, 2016 Herbert Booker
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W.A.A.C. brochure from 1942 prior to their name change to Women's Army Corps. 
Topics: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, W.A.A.C., Women's Army Corps, W.A.C., World War Two, WW2, Second...
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Dec 12, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Badges worn by members of the British armed services from 1900-1953. 
Topics: Trumpet Major in State Dress of the 1st Life Guards, (1881) 72nd Highlanders, Royal Flying Corps...
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United States Marine Corps shoulder sleeve insignia in WWII.
Topics: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine...
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Marine Corps shoulder sleeve insignia in the Second World War.
Topics: 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, Defense Battalions, Service and Supply, Raiders, Balloon,...
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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Marine Corps in the Second World War. 
Topics: 1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal, 2nd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Division, 4th Marine Division,...
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Nov 9, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Brown shoes and boots were first issued for the new summer cotton khaki and winter brown wool uniforms worn by soldiers, replacing the formerly worn black leather footwear. Even the enlisted dress blue uniform soldiers wore brown leather shoes and garrison belts and black socks. With the introduction of the "paratrooper" boots issued in 1958, brown footwear had to be dyed black. 
Topics: Brogans, Low-Quarter Shoes, Paratrooper Boots, Canvas Leggings, Wool Leg Wrappings, United States...
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Nov 8, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Booklet distributed to the troops in North China with the United States Marine Corps.
Topics: United States Marine Corps, North China Pictorial U.S.M.C., Second World War II, World War Two,...
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Nov 3, 2016 Herbert Booker
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A scale model kit of a U.S. Army Half-Track Armoured Vehicles.
Topics: Half Track Vehnicle, United States Army, World War Two, Scale Model Kit, Second World War, Army of...
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Sep 24, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Thanks to John Cronin for these images of R.S.M. badges of the U.K. and other nations in the British Commonwealth.
Topics: Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Royal Engineers, Royal Green Jackets, Royal Engineers Band, Parachute...
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Sep 24, 2016 Herbert Booker
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NOTA BENE: Thanks to John Cronin of the United Kingdom for these images. Cloth and metal R.S.M. badges worn by soldiers in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Rhodesia and South Africa in two world wars, the Korean and the Vietnamese wars. Thirty-six more badges to exhibit here! 
Topics: School of Musketry, Royal Irish Regiment, Parachute Regiment, Royal Ghurkha Rifles, Royal Irish...
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Sep 8, 2016 Herbert Booker
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A pin-wheel showing the rank insignia of the Army, Marines and Navy in the Second World War.
Topics: Rank Insignia Pinwheel, United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, Rank...
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Sep 3, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Twenty years ago I illustrated these rank mores from the actual insignia to show those worn by Admiral of the Navy George Dewey to the Fleet Admiral rank created toward the end of the Second World War for Halsey, King, Leahy and Nimitz between 1944 and 1945. Photographs were looked at for detail as well as actual rank marks (shoulder boards).
Topics: Admiral of the Navy George Dewey, Fleet Admiral, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Commodore,...
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Aug 11, 2016 Herbert Booker
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March Military and Aviation Equipment Co., New York, N.Y. published and distributed this sales catalogue in 1941 prior to the entry of the United States Armed Forces entry into World War Two. The prices seem low to us today, but a "1941 Dollar" then bought what US$16.00 (sixteen dollars) buys today! Not so cheap, is it? Service pay for the lowest ranks was US$21 and then US$25 a month and in the 1940s due to inflation lowest pay for a private was US$50 a moth and when I enlisted...
Topics: March Military and Aviation Equipment Company, Military and Naval Insignia, World War Two, Second...
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Aug 8, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Picture post-cards from both world wars, the Korean war and the Vietnam war era.
Topics: The Great War 1914-1918, First World War, WW1, World War One, WWI, Second World War, WW2, World War...
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Aug 8, 2016 Herbert Booker
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World War Two Imperial Japan's military picture post-cards captured by U.S. airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers from the battles with names like Iwo Jima, Tararwa, Guadacanal, Tokyo, etc.
Topics: Imperial Japan, Picture Post-Cards, Second World War, World War Two, South Pacific, Japanese...
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Jul 28, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Badges of the Royal Marines in the United Kingdom. 
Topics: Royal Marines Artiillery, Royal Marines Band, Royal Marine Cadets, Royal Marines Infantry, Royal...
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Jul 26, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Guide Right was a handbook for WAVEs and SPARS in World War Two.
Topics: WAVE, SPAR, WAAC, WAC, WAF, WW2, WWII, Second World War, World War Two, United States Coast Guard,...
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Jul 21, 2016 Herbert Booker
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Air Observer School in Canada in WW2.
Topics: Air Observer School, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Dominion of Canada